The judges praised the “high aesthetic standard” of the submission, characterized by “clean composure and high quality”.


Gruner + Jahr: Caruso St John designs winning architectural scheme

London architects Caruso St John have won the competition to construct the new Gruner + Jahr publishing house headquarters on Am Lohsepark, HafenCity. The panel, made up of representatives from the city, architects, investor Warburg-HIH Invest Real Estate, project developer HIH Real Estate and Gruner + Jahr, voted unanimously for the design, which features striking green-enameled ceramic struts and three partially covered interior courtyards more

One district, ten neighborhoods

Ten sometimes very differing quarters make up HafenCity; each has its own individual profile - and brings new qualities to Hamburg’s city center. Here are some of them:

HafenCity at Expo Real 2018

HafenCity Hamburg GmbH is presenting the full breadth of innovative urban development at Expo Real in Munich. From October 8–10, 2018, Europe’s biggest inner‐city urban development project is the main partner on the Hamburg pavilion (B2.430) more

Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize: Special Mention

The Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize, one of the most prestigious city prizes in the world, was awarded in Singapore on Monday, 9 July 2018. The grand prize went to South Korea’s capital, Seoul. HafenCity also received an important distinction: Hamburg (Germany), Tokyo (Japan), Kazan (Russia), and Surabaya (Indonesia) each earned a Special Mention. The award ceremony was held as part of the World City Conference more

Baakenpark opens

Nearly 25,000 visitors celebrated the opening of Baakenpark on May 5–6 in perfect weather. Sporting activities and swing dancing were on offer along with a neighborhood picnic. Promotional stands, tours and atmospheric concerts completed the program. The playground and sports equipment were particularly popular. The focus was on Baakenpark as a green, social center in eastern HafenCity more


HafenCity Hamburg: State of development

HafenCity is being developed from west to east and from north to south – 68 projects are completed and another 71 under construction or in the planning stage; deals through sale of land or exclusive options have been closed on around 1.8 million sqm GFA. In the meantime, HafenCity has established its popularity as a place to live and work. Nowadays more than 3,000 residential units are completed approx. 14,000 people work in HafenCity as a whole, employed by more than 730 companies more

HafenCity InfoCenter Kesselhaus

A presentation of everything currently happening between the Elbe bridges and Kehrwiederspitze promontory is on view in the InfoCenter in Kesselhaus at Sandtorkai 30 more

On historic ground

Quay walls, harbor basins, historic buildings - the past will always be omnipresent, even in futuristic HafenCity. The port has left an indelible imprint on the structure of the district. A review more